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Thank you and hope you all have a lovely holiday.
The Year 3 Team
Thank you to those of you that are supporting our young readers at home. The connection between home and school for reading is so important.
Below are some handy tips for reading at home.
Our first sports day for the year is the Tuesday after the break. This event will take place at the beginning of the day. Please see below for team colors that students are asked to wear. We ask that all students have a named water bottle and hat for the day.
We had a wonderful time hanging out with our buddies and reading. They enjoyed listening to us as storytellers, some of them even joined in our stories!
Thanks to all of you that were able to make it to our writing celebration. Our expert writers were so proud to have you as their audience. It helped to be writing for a real purpose.
Thanks to all for bringing in the headphones. We are enjoying using Tumblebooks.
Don’t forget you can access it at home. Username: luandais Password: books
In our latest inquiry into writing, writers will write about something they have experiences in and are passionate about (or are not passionate about). They will share their opinion- whether it is positive or negative and will use evidence (their own experience and the opinions of others) to support their opinion.
This unit allows writers to feel that their opinions are valued and have an audience. We will be looking at a variety of ways we can publish our reviews for a wider audience – more information to come soon! – we are very excited about finding authentic audiences!
We have been immersing ourselves as writers in reviews – of toys, of games, of books, of hotels. And we have been exploring the purpose of those reviews – how do they work? We have been able to make connections to our own experiences – how is it connected to other things? And we have noticed that sometimes our perspective can be different from others – what are the points of view?
Our eagle-eyed critics are sharpening their pencils ready to make their opinions heard!
READING TO UNDERSTAND
Our new inquiry into reading sees our focus shift from establishing the habits of readers to knowing that readers read to understand. As adults this may seem obvious, however as we learn and grow as readers it is important that we are shown explicitly how important understanding is to reading. This inquiry will see readers explore their understanding of what they are reading, how to share that understanding with others, and what to do when we are having problems understanding what we are reading.
Readers will be explain their thinking about what they are reading orally and visibly. They will be asked to support their thinking with evidence. And they will be immersed in a range of strategies that can allow them to think deeply about a text.
It is exciting to think about how this inquiry can really be the foundation stones of how readers read for life. This is big and important work!